Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG)

Society for Underwater Technology Houston

SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee

OSIG Chair:      
Kim Faulk, Geoscience Earth & Marine Services
OSIG Secretary:
Earl Doyle, Consultant & Shell (Retired)
Past Chair:        
Shawn Williamson, BHP Billiton Petroleum

Aim and Technical Remit:
To provide a recognised forum concerning offshore site investigation, foundation behaviour and associated areas of geophysics, geology, geotechnics and the offshore environment. The purpose of the committee as defined in its constitution is:
  • To promote best practice for issues within the OSIG committee's remit within the offshore industry.
  • To be a recognized learned body providing advice on issues within the technical remit of the committee to other non-commercial organizations.
  • To organize and provide education and training courses, workshops, seminars, and international conferences to the offshore industry to foster best practice and knowledge transfer and dissemination.

Our Courses

Course: Introduction to Integrated Marine Site Characterization and Geotechnics Workshop: Integrity and Risk Assessment of Pipelines and SCRs
Integrated Site Investigation and Geotechnics Integrity and Risk Assessment of Pipelines and Risers
This three-day course with comprehensive coverage of survey planning, acquisition, interpretation, and integration of data, culminates with in-depth presentations of several integrated case histories. This course will provide a platform to stimulate a discussion and interaction between industry and researchers, and highlight the current state-of-practice and knowledge gaps in pipelines and SCRs.

Our Subcommittees
OSIG has formed five different subcommittees.  These are staffed by industry professionals from the oil and gas industry and academics from universities with programs supporting our remit.  Companies and universities represented include  BHP Billiton Petroleum, Fugro, GEMS, TAMU, Benthic, Gardline, SAGE USA, The Jukes Group, BP, Oceaneering, Chevron, UT-Austin, NGI-Houston, Shell, Geosyntec and BARR Engineering Co. All subcommittee members volunteer their time towards SUT's learning programs.  Proceeds are used to provide scholarships to students undertaking studies pertinent to marine science, underwater technology or offshore engineering.


OSIG Committee Members


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UT3 Issue One 2018

UT3 is the online magazine of the Society for Underwater Technology. It is a new single authoritative source on subsea engineering for those that do not have time to look at the various subsea news sites.

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